It's ok that you're not ok : meeting grief and loss in a culture that doesn't understand / Megan Devine.

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  • Author(s): Devine, Megan, author
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    Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2017.
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    xix, 249 pages ; 21 cm
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    Bibliographies; Non-fiction
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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy"
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      Summary: "Having experienced grief from both sides-- as a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner-- Devine writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, 'happy' life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it."--Page 4 of cover.
    • Content Notes:
      Foreword / by Mark Nepo -- Part I. This is all just as crazy as you think it is -- The reality of loss -- The second half of the sentence: why words of comfort feel so bad -- It's not you, it's us: our models of grief are broken -- Emotional illiteracy and the culture of blame -- The new model of grief -- Part II. What to do with your grief -- Living in the reality of loss -- You can't solve grief, but you don't have to suffer -- How (and why) to stay alive -- What happened to my mind? Dealing with grief's physical side effects -- Grief and anxiety: calming your mind when logic doesn't work -- What does art have to do with anything? -- Find your own image of "recovery" -- Part III. When friends and family don't know what to do -- Should you educate or ignore them? -- Rallying your support team: helping them help you -- Part IV. The way forward -- The tribe of after: companionship, true hope, and the way forward -- Love is the only thing that lasts -- Appendix. How to help a grieving friend.
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      Includes bibliographical references.
    • Other Titles:
      It's okay that you're not okay. It is ok that you are not ok.
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